No matter how spacious your home is, if you cannot fully utilize that space you’re wasting it. Smaller living spaces tend to be more problematic in terms of decoration. But, there are ways in which you can utilize that space completely and make it feel and look spacious. Listed below are several things you should do to make the most out of your home and the living space.
Only the necessary
When decorating your home, especially when you don’t have a lot of living space, opt for a minimalistic design. Minimalism pays off in these situations, and less is sometimes more. In this particular case, less is definitely more; your space is limited and you cannot fit everything. Don’t go for anything luxurious and bulky; instead, get the things that are of the appropriate size and can fit perfectly into your home. Look for something fancy and modern. Minimalism will fix your clutter issues, and will create additional space for things that you actually need. Your room will receive more light and look vast and spacious. Illusion or not, it’s definitely worth it.
Try different storage techniques
It’s very important to know the limits of your home. At some point, you will realize that you have too many things and that you simply lack the storage for all of them. The solution is not in purchasing a large cupboard; instead, buy or create drawers and bookshelves which inset in the wall. This will give you plenty of living space and storage space for your belongings. Again, the solution is in minimalism, so try and make the most out of it.
The way you see it
Another very important factor that can really help you make the most out of your home, is lighting. Manipulating light can create an illusion in which your house will actually look bigger and more spacious. Find a way to illuminate your home by using brighter lights. Dim lighting usually makes your room feel smaller, while the bright one does the opposite. There’s plenty of high quality LED lighting which you can buy at your local store. Another option is to simply purchase modern lighting online. Nevertheless, spend some money on extra lighting and make the most of your home.
The trick with the floor
The thing with your floor is that it is always covered with something so large, that you simply cannot see the full size of your home. To maximize the space and make your home even more spacious, get a small rug and place it on the floor. Smaller rug will give impression of a larger living area. Do not diminish the size of your floor with a large rug; go with a smaller one instead which is both stylish and comfy. There are hundreds of carpets which you can place on your floor, so make sure you find the one that fits the best.
The color of the wall
Being confined in a small living space can be a nightmare, especially when redecorating. However, you can always try something different; for instance, paint your walls in white or cream or even a subtle grey. These bright tones will give impression of a larger living space, while still keeping the level of style you require. Add patterns and strips to make the walls look even taller/wider.
No matter how small your living space is, if you take the right steps and actions, you could easily turn it into a comfy and spacious home. Rely on your creativity and set your imagination free.
About author: Tracey Clayton is a full time mom of three girls. She loves cooking, baking, sewing, spending quality time with her daughters and she’s passionate for writing. Her motto is: “Live the life you love, love the life you live.” Find her on Facebook.
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